Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

First I have to wish my son, Matthew a very Happy 19th Birthday today!  We are very proud of you and we are glad you will be home from college tonight to celebrate!!

Here is a drink that will be perfect for your next BBQ or summer get together (and a tribute to my ginger haired son! )….If you are currently in the north, well mix up a batch …close your eyes…..and dream sweet dreams of summer time (which they tell me will ACTUALLY be coming this year – but it is Easter week and we are expecting snow flurries soooooooo  not too sure about that) if you are in the south….well…don’t rub it in too much but go outside on your porch(or veranda, or lanai, or terrace, or deck, or heck go sit in your driveway)…soak up the sun and sip this drink and feel really bad for your neighbors to the north. I believe this recipe came from an old Taste of Home magazine…but to be honest I have had it in my cookbook for awhile and don’t know for sure!

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade
2 cups water
1 cup honey
2 tbl fresh ginger grated
2 cups cold club soda
1 cup lemon juice
In a saucepan bring water, honey and ginger to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit 15 minutes…then strain. Cool in fridge.  Pour into a pitcher stir in soda and lemon juice…serve poured over ice…feel free to add a little umbrella if you want to!  OR change it up by skipping the fresh ginger and adding raspberries instead (blend in a blender then strain)!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds so refreshing - copied the recipe. Thanks, Kelly!! See you soon.


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